studio job: the key moment for rijksmuseum
studio job: the key moment for rijksmuseum studio job: the key moment for rijksmuseum
apr 17, 2013

studio job: the key moment for rijksmuseum

‘the key moment’ by studio job for the rijksmuseumphoto by l. blonk



after 10 years of extensive restoration, the rijksmuseum in amsterdam has finally re-opened its doors to the public. for this celebratory occasion, studio job was commissioned to design ‘the key moment’. queen beatrix of the netherlands was handed the large golden key to release the monumental lock–conceived by the dutch-belgian duo–to the national institution in front of thousands of onlookers on april 13th, 2013, as her last official public duty before retirement.


see designboom’s coverage on the intense renovation of the rijksmuseum by cruz y ortiz arquitectos here.





the lock and key are made from polished bronze, set on a wenge wood plinthphoto by l. blonk


the key which ‘unlocked’ the doors to the restored rijksmuseumaphoto by l. blonk


‘thanks majesty’photo by l. blonk



dutch queen beatrix with director of the rijksmuseum, wim pijbes getting ready to unlock the doors to the newly renovated buildingphoto by m. may



queen beatrix with ‘the key moment’ with wim pijbes looking onphoto by j. van iperen



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